Lady Gaga left her hip surgery completely behind her, and the defeat of DOMA was the perfect celebration to appear in public last Friday night for the kickoff to Gay Pride in New York.
Only two days after the Supreme Court’s dismissal of DOMA, Lady Gaga sang an a capella version of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
“It is my LGTB friends and fans who always said to me, I knew Lady Gaga when,” she told the crowd. “Well, look who the star is now,” Gaga said.”Now I get to say that I knew you when.”
The 27-year-old said about her very difficult teenage years: “When I was in high school and grade school and younger, I was considered to be an outcast and I just couldn’t find my place. “Where did I fit in? And I look back on that time and I remember feeling that I was cut from a different mold.”
Lady Gaga continued, “There was a particular crowd who did accept me. There was a particular crowd who made room for me at their table, who held me up when I felt I couldn’t, who loved me for exactly who I was. It was you. And to stand here equal to you tonight.”